Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Last Minute Bag Lady
Here are 4 tote bags I made. I procrastinated until the very last minute. I really wanted to make quilted bags, but I put it off and put it off, then I ran out of time. So I just made simple tote bags with no lining.
Tomorrow I am doing a short volunteer stint at a transitional housing facility - helping the residents celebrate some birthdays and eat cake (sounds tough, doesn't it?) These bags and a few sundry items inside will be gifts for the 4 people who had birthdays in March. I've known about this project for a couple of months, but did I plan ahead and allow enough time to make the prettier, quilted bags? Of course, not.
My friend, Karen, says she needs some quilty motivation, so this is what I suggest: go to the Wrap Them in Love website, and look at the Galleries (scroll down to the bottom of the home page). The more recent galleries are more inspiring, I think. These are quilts people have donated for kids in orphanages worldwide. They are amazing, I think! It always inspires me to see these gallery pages. Oh, if you get super inspired, maybe you can whip up a quilt to donate to this wonderful place:
Challenge - guess how many of the 2007 quilts were made by me.
Even harder challenge - which ones are they?
(This is an informal challenge; your prize, should you win, is the satisfaction of knowing you are a good guesser.)